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CELSI's Maria Sedlakova and her colleagues ask what are the experiences of employers related to workers diagnosed with cancer and their return to work.


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CELSI's Maria Sedlakova and her colleagues ask what are the experiences of employers related to workers diagnosed with cancer and their return to work.

Published on Nov. 28, 2019 in Journal articles

CELSI's Maria Sedlakova and her colleagues ask what are the experiences of employers related to workers diagnosed with cancer and their return to work.

In the recent paper "The challenge of return to work in workers with cancer: employer priorities despite variation in social policies related to work and health" published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, CELSI's Maria Sedlakova and her colleagues ask what are the experiences of employers related to workers diagnosed with cancer and their return to work.

 

They find that "Employers’ experience with return-to-work (RTW) assistance for workers with cancer appears to be a dynamic process. Results indicate that good practice includes six phases: (1) reacting to disclosure, (2) collecting information, (3) decision-making related to initial actions, (4) remaining in touch, (5) decision-making on RTW, and (6) follow-up. The exact details of the process are shaped by country, employer type, and worker characteristics; however, there was consistency related to the need for (1) structured procedures, (2) collaboration, (3) communication skills training, (4) information on cancer, and (5) financial resources for realizing RTW support measures."

Read the full paper here.